Department Hours

Supervisor's Office

Call - 847-669-3328

8:00AM - 4:00PM

Lobby closes at 3:30PM

Assessor's Office

Closed to the Public at this time.

For assistance please email assessor@graftontownship.us  

7:30AM - 3:30PM

847-669-3383

Road District

Call - 847-669-5070

7:00AM - 3:30PM

Monday - Friday


Regular Township Meeting


When: Monday, December 20, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

Where: Grafton Township Office

10109 Vine St. Huntley, IL. 

December 20, 2021 Agenda & Board Packet



Upcoming Events

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Dec 24
 
Dec 25
Happy Holidays
8:00 AM
 
Dec 31
 
Jan 1
Happy New Year
8:00 AM
 
Jan 17
 
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Grafton Township History

When Grafton Township was founded in 1850, the area population was recorded at 440. By 1870, the township population had grown to 1,359. Thomas Stillwell Huntley (1807-1894) was the first elected Supervisor of Grafton Township; that is the only elected office he ever held. He was much loved and respected by the area residents; that his obituary stated that “his kindness and generosity will always be remembered so long as the history of the town remains”. The area was first settled as a farm community. Good land and hard work made for a surplus of farm products and local farmers were able to produce enough milk to supply local creameries and to send milk to other milk plants in Chicago. Grafton contains a large proportion of low, wet land about the central parts, hence is better adapted to stock than grain, and like the neighboring townships of Coral and Algonquin, the leading industry among the farmers is the dairy business. This township is one of the southern tier, being joined on the south by Kane County, on the east by Algonquin, on north by Dorr, and the west by Coral. It is township 43, range 7. 

Quick Facts

  • Located in McHenry County Illinois.
  • Serving Huntley IL, Algonquin IL, Lakewood IL, Crystal Lake IL, and Lake in the Hills IL
  • Population - 53,125 (2010) 
  • Area - 36 square miles

Grafton Senior Bingo


Grafton Township Senior Bingo will resume on March 8th. 2022. Senior Bingo is held at the Huntley American Legion 11712 W. Coral Street, in downtown Huntley. Our bingo bingo host, TBD, will lead an informative group discussion, and provide complimentary lunch for all seniors in attendance. The Bingo program begins at 11:00, and ends at 2:30. Bingo is open to all seniors who wish to attend and walk-ins are welcome. If you have any questions please call 847-669-3328.


Grafton Food Pantry "Holiday of Hope Program"


The Holiday of Hope program will be raising money for holiday meals for local families, as well as helping with Holiday Gift Wish Lists. A donation of $30 will provide a holiday dinner with all the trimmings for a family of 8. You may adopt a family and request their wish list to personally make their holidays brighter. 

Please click HERE for the informational flyer. The deadline to Adopt a Family is December 3, 2021. Donations for family meals are due no later than December 22, 2021. For more information on how to help, please call 847-495-0922. Items desperately needed at the food pantry are; gift cards, paper goods , personal grooming items, household cleaning items, and non expired food items.


Mortgage Assitance for McHenry County Residents in Need


The McHenry County Housing Authority is now offering mortgage assitance through their Community Service Block Grant (CSBC) Program. Please contact Sue Rose directly for a pre-application screening by calling 815-338-7752 or email Sue @ srose@mchenrycountyhousing.org Please click HERE to view the informational flyer.
 


McHenry County Emergency Rent & Utility Assistance Program


The new Emergency Utility & Rent Program will help Tenants and Landlords effected by the Covid-19 pandemic. The McHenry County Housing Authority will be administering the program for McHenry County. Are you a tenant who has fallen behind on rent and or utilities due to Covid-19? Are you a landlord who has a tenant who is behind due to Covid-19? The new MC-EURAP Program can assist with up to 12 months of past due rent or utilities, and up to 3 months assistance for future rent payments if you qualify.

Please visit www.mchenryrent.com to see if you qualify and to apply for assistance.

If you have questions please call 815-338-7752 or email brosenquist@mchenrycountyhousing.org 

To view the program flyer click HERE for English or HERE for Spanish.

The current Eviction Moratorium for the State of Illinois has been extended through April 3, 2021.

The Federal Eviction Moratorium issued by the C.D.C. has been extended through June 30, 2021. 


Energy Assistance Programs


ComEd Assistance Programs

Commonwealth Edison has several assistance programs to help with your electric service. Please click HERE to go to ComEd's assitance website. ComEd's offered assitance programs are; Payment Arrangements - helps pay off a past due bill or large balance, Due Date Extension - your due date can be extended up to 21 calander days, Residential Special Hardship - Job loss, Deployment, or a Disability, CHAMP - this program is specifically to aid our Military and Veterans & PIPP - Federal & State funded programs to help manage your electric bills. 

LIHEAP Program

The LIHEAP Program is administered by the McHenry County Housing Authority. Click HERE to view the informative flyer. You can get more information about the program, and apply online HERE, or call to set an appointment @ 815-338-7752

Nicor Share Program

Are you behind in your Nicor Gas payments? Please click HERE to go to Nicor's Share website. The Nicor Share program can help with your past due gas bill. A one time grant of up to $400 is available if you qualify. Applications for this program are being accepted at the Crystal Lake Salvation Army. Please call 815-455-2769 for more details and to make an appointment.

Nicor Shield of Caring Program

Nicor Gas and the Salvation Army are partnering to provide emergency assistance and homelessness prevention through Shield of Caring, a new program that will help individuals and families to pay their natural gas utility bills and meet other basic needs now and well into the future. Please click HERE to go to the Shield of Caring website to apply. This program is administered by the Crystal Lake Salvation Army. You can apply online, for more information please call 815-455-2769.


SafeLink Wireless Cell Phone Program


Are you in need of a cell phone? SafeLink Wireless is providing free cell phones to people who qualify. These smart phones come with unlimited talk, text, data, and include a 10GB hotspot. Please click HERE to go to their website to get more information and to apply. If you need assistance please call 847-669-3328.


Township Assistance & Huntley Salvation Army


General Assistance/Emergency Assistance -  Grafton Township Residents Only  

Grafton Township offers General and Emergency Assistance to Grafton Township residents. If you need assistance, please review this list of required documents, HERE, and complete the  G.A./E.A. Application (the application is fillable online, print it out or download it and attach it to your email. 

The objective of EA is to assist in emergency situations, such as a disconnection notice on a utility bill, a letter of pending eviction, or an eviction notice.

If the amount needed to alleviate the emergency exceeds the grant amount, the township may not pay until the client comes up with the difference. The cooperation of several agencies may be needed to alleviate the problem.

If you are unsure if you reside in Grafton Township, please call our office and we will help 847-669-3328.

For additional Assistance Resources, please click HERE.

McHenry County Housing Authority list of Resources click HERE.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.

Huntley Salvation Army -  Huntley Residents Only

Grafton Township is the Huntley branch for the Salvation Army. If you are a resident of Huntley, and you need help, please print out the Salvation Army Application, and call Grafton Township for an appointment to return your completed application. For more information go to the Supervisor's section on this website. All other McHenry County residents need to apply at the Crystal Lake Salvation Army. Please call them at 815-455-2769 to check for rules and eligibility.

Applications will be accepted by appointment only. Please call 847-669-3328.


Additional Assistance Programs


SNAP Food Program, TANF, Dental, and Medical Assistance


Illinois Department of Human Services
512 Clay Street
Woodstock, Illinois 60098
815-338-0234

To apply online, click HERE

Dental Assistance

Do you need dental assistance? Help is here! If you qualify, you may receive up to $2,000 in financial assistance. Please click HERE for the informative flyer, or contact Kayla Prendergast @ kprendergast@mchenrycountyhousing.org or call 815-308-6049


LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program 


Please click HERE to go to the McHenry County Housing Authority's website, or call 815-338-7752.

For the current income guidlines and more information on how to apply, please click HERE and HERE.


Meals on Wheels


Are you in need of home delivered meals? Catholic Charities of McHenry County is now delivering meals to seniors age 60 and over. Formerly known as Meals on Wheels, this program helps home bound seniors get a daily hot nutritious meal. If you live in McHenry County and would like to sign up for this program, please call 1-800-339-3200. Click HERE to view the flyer for McHenry County residents. For Kane County residents please call the Kane Senior Council @ 1-630-338-0999. Click HERE to view the Kane County Flyer.

If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals, please contact one of the agencies above.


2-1-1 (United Way)


2-1-1 is the United Way, and an extensive resource database for anyone needing assistance. 2-1-1 provides a free and easy way for everyone to access help with almost any challenge. When you dial 2-1-1, you will be connected with a call center that will direct you to the appropriate social service agency or nonprofit organization. Trained specialists will quickly assess your needs and offer knowledgeable information and referrals. Totally confidential. Please call 2-1-1 or go to www.findhelp211.org for more assistance information.


CASA - Court Appointed Special Advocates For Children


CASA for McHenry County needs your help.To find out how to advocate for abused and neglected children please join us for an informational session. There are several dates in September, October, & November to choose from. Please click HERE to view the informational flyer, and how to sign up. CASA is located at 630 N. IL Route 31, Crystal Lake, IL 60012 Phone: 779-994-4398.


Veteran Resources


Do you know a Veteran who needs food, housing, employment, or transition support? Veterans Path to Hope provides Veterans in need and their families the services necessary to experience hope and achieve success. Services at the Crystal Lake site are confidential and provided free of charge. There are eligibility requirements for some services. We welcome Veterans and their families, as well as active military and reserves. For more information please call Veterans Path to Hope @ 815-321-4673(HOPE), or click HERE to go to their website. Veterans Path to Hope is located in at 805 McHenry Ave Suite D, Crystal Lake, Illinois 60014


McHenry County Covid Call Center


The McHenry Health Department has opened a Covid-19 call center to assist you with the most current information regarding the Corona Virus vaccine.

McHenry County residents please call 815-334-4045, or click HERE to go to the McHenry County Covid-19 website.

Kane County residents please click HERE to go to their Covid website, or call 855-4KANEVAX (855-452-6382).


McHenry County Housing Authority


The M.C.H.A. has a variety of services available to McHenry County residents. Some of the programs offered are: Federal Housing Choice Voucher Program, Public Housing in scattered 3 bedroom homes throughout McHenry County, Senior Housing for low income seniors and people with disabilities in 2 rental developments, Administers Homeless Prevention Program, Emergency Shelter Program, Administers a Rehab program that assists low income home owners repair their homes, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP) that assists low income households with the cost of heating and cooling their homes, and Administers the Weatherization Program that assists low income households to make repairs to their homes that will reduce the cost of heating and cooling their homes. 

To learn more about the programs that are available and how to qualify, click HERE to go to the M.C.H.A. website.

Click HERE to view The McHenry County Housing Authority's Resource Guide - This comprehensive list of resources will help you find various types of assistance throughout the county such as: Food Pantries, Veterans Assistance Programs, Medical Care, Dental Care, Diaper Banks, Pet related Services, Affordable and Subsidized Housing, Local Shelters, and so much more. For more information about these programs, and to see if you qualify, please visit or call the McHenry County Housing Authority 1108 N. Seminary Ave. Woodstock, IL.  815-338-7752.


Lead Safe Home Program

The McHenry County Community Developement Division is offering up to $20,000 in grant funds to help create lead safe homes in McHenry County. Homes built before 1978 are at risk of lead based paint hazards, which can have severe side effects on residents, especially children. Please click HERE for English and HERE for Spanish, to view the informational flyer. To apply directly please click HERE to go to the McHenry County website. For additional information please contact Jena Hencin @ 815-334-4552 or email Jena @ jmhencin@mchenrycountyil.gov for more information.

McRide - County Wide Transportation Program


The newly expanded McRide service is now available to all McHenry County & Huntley residents. The updated service is also now offering county wide travel. Travelers can use the service to travel anywhere in McHenry County, with connections to travel outside of the county as well.

To register and schedule your ride call 800-451-4599 

Call Center Hours

Monday - Friday, 5:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., or 711 for the relay service

Saturday & Sunday - 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (Same Day Trip Reservations Only)

Holidays - 8:00 - 5:00


Bus Operating Hours

Monday- Friday - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday (New) - 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Holidays - No Service

FARES

General Public -  $3.00 for the first 5 miles. 

Seniors (60+) & Individuals with a Disability - $1.50 for the first 5 miles. 

All trips over 5 miles are charged an additional fee of $0.25 per mile, each way.


Click these links for more information:  McRide Brochure, Official Rider's Guide, McHenry County Website

McRide Point Destinations: Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Advocate Sherman Hospital, The Arboretum, Spring Hill Mall, Randall Oaks Zoo & Golf Club, Chain "O" Lakes State Park, and the Barrington Metra Station.

If you have questions about eligibility call 815-334-4981